updated 07/17/2008 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/17/2008 AT 11:30 AM ET
For Sarah Silverman, this has been a week of good news and bad news.
First, the bad: On Monday, it was reported, she and boyfriend of five years, Jimmy Kimmel broke up.
Now, the good: On Thursday Silverman, 37, was one of those lucky enough to be nominated for an Emmy.
But, now for the weird news: the TV Academy nod is linked to what she did on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, an over-the-top music video in which she and the Sexiest Man Alive flaunted their (fictitious and funny) affair to Kimmel, all set to music in a ditty titled, “I’m F—— Matt Damon”.
The Emmy nominating committee clearly liked what it heard. Silverman is up for the gold in the category of outstanding original music and lyrics, along with her fellow writer-composers on the ditty Tony Barbieri, Wayne McClammy, Sal Iacono, and Dan Warner.
Their competition for the statuette are those who wrote the song “I Ain’t Got No Rhythm” for the Disney Channel’s Disney Phineas And Ferb; “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)” and “Inner City Pressure,” both from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords; and “Sad Fitty Cent,” from FOX’s MADtv.
Only, so far, there’s been no reaction on her nomination from composer-comedian Silverman.
Since the breakup, in fact, there has been no comment from either Silverman or Kimmel on anything of a personal nature. He made no mention of the split on his show this week.
The Emmys will be handed out Sept. 21.